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Subject: Unknown Insect
Location: Hillsville, VA 24343
September 3, 2015 8:50 pm
Aloha,
This specimen looks like a cross betwen a bee and a dragon fly.
Thank you fot your time and consideration.
Signature: Lance in Hillsville, VA

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hola Lance,
This diurnal Sphinx Moth owes its common name to its likeness to a totally different winged phylum.  The Hummingbird Clearwing can be distinguished from its genus members by its light legs and white underbelly.  This image from BugGuide illustrates those traits.  A faster shutter speed like 2000 should freeze its rapidly beating wings.  The flights of the Hummingbird Sphinx and its namesake are remarkably similar.

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Hillsville, Virginia

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